Dr. John, The Night Tripper* ‎– Gris-Gris

ATCO Records ‎– SD 33-234
Vinyl, LP, Album, CT Labels

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Written-By – Dr. John Creaux*
A2 Danse Kalinda Ba Doom
Written-By – Dr. John Creaux*, Harold Battiste
A3 Mama Roux
Written-By – Creaux*, Hill*
A4 Danse Fambeaux
Written-By – Dr. John Creaux*
B1 Croker Courtbullion
Written-By – Harold Battiste
B2 Jump Sturdy
Written-By – Dr. John Creaux*
B3 I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Written-By – Dr. John Creaux*

Companies, etc.



Stereo pink and mustard Atco label.
Matrix suffix "CT" indicates Columbia pressing plant, Terre Haute, IN.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (label, side 1): ST-C-671157-CT
  • Matrix / Runout (A&B-Sides Label Matrix): CT

Other Versions (5 of 49) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Gris-Gris(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Rhino Atlantic none 2014
SD 33-324 Dr. John Gris-Gris(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 33-324 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
SD 33-234 Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Gris-Gris(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) ATCO Records SD 33-234 US 1968 Sell This Version
K40168 Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Gris-Gris(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic K40168 UK 1972 Sell This Version
8122797161, SD 33-234 Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Gris-Gris(LP, Album, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2), ATCO Records 8122797161, SD 33-234 Europe 2013 Sell This Version


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April 22, 2018
Speaking of lyrics: In the foldout of my Euro CD copy there are lyrics "[t]ranscribed by Peter Serafin". But the 'transcription' is utterly clueless-- entire lines and verses left out, many words and phrases obviously misheard. It's as if the transcriber was not familiar with New Orleans terminology, was listening to the album on a cheap little speaker on the other side of the room, and wasn't really paying close attention anyway. (This is also true of the 'lyrics' provided with the Virgin CD of Gong's "Shamal".) If you're going to attempt a lyric sheet, why even bother if you don't care about getting it RIGHT?


April 22, 2018
I like to imagine some hippie-type individuals in 1968-- young people unfamiliar with New Orleans culture and music (and 'ethnic' music in general)-- picking up this LP in a local record store/head shop and looking at the cover: " 'The Night Tripper'? Hey, cool, man!" They go home that night, and after dropping half a tab of acid and firing up a healthy spliff, they put the album on the stereo. Suddenly... "Man, what kinda trip IS this? I don't understand it, but it's, like, far out!"

Question: On the two copies I've heard-- an early Atco U.S. LP and a European CD-- there's a third verse to "Mama Roux", but the Doctor's lead vocal is mixed way down and can barely be heard above the female vocalists singing "Chicka-chicka, chicka-chick-ahh." It's as if he were singing something that had to be censored out. Anyone know the words to that third verse?


October 16, 2014
Sounds like Captain Beefheart visiting New Orleans. This is a fusion of many styles, it's psychedelic but not psychedelic rock, more like psychedelic soul-jazz, a fairly laid back trip.


February 14, 2014
This album should definitely have Psychedelic Rock listed under style.